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About Baffled Bear Books

I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

Mawson Bear’s bright world of friends

‘Jamaica, Bhutan, Armenia, Morocco, Greece, Nepal, Canada, Belgium?’
Umm, Yes. Here they are.
‘Scotland, Japan, Russia, France, Korea, Iceland, Norway?’
Oh, indeed, yes.
‘Brazil, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Georgia, New Zealand?’
Let’s see .. Those too.
‘Kazakstan, Kenya, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Finland?’
All of them yes. Keep going, Mawson.
‘Umm Bearistan, Hippoland, Dragons Vale, The Ocean, Lilpondia …’.
What, Mawson, Ocean? Lilypondia?’
“They’re where our Shark and Octopii and Dolphin and Frog friends live.’
Oh yes. Ah, they are here too.
‘Umm.. Mexico, USA, South Africa …’
Mawson and friends look for the many places where their Inter-Plush friends live.

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Mawson, one of this bright world’s very few published writer-bears, and his Baffled Bunch bring you picture books suitable for all ages and for every shape and stuffing. They live in Perth, Ostraylia, errr, Australia.

My first book is called It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In from Odyssey Books.

‘Great book, well written and extremely engaging. Bonus it is all about bears!!!!
Marvellous !!!!!!!’  Reviewer Navaron on Amazon.

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Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

“Life was good, Nana Scrappy was thinking to herself as she poured another cup of herbal tea.”

Mawson’s Guardian Mark says:

With her lovely house, her careful routines, and her beautiful garden cared for by Eugene O’Squirrel, Nana’s life is indeed good. She is even going to be awarded for her superb home grown cabbages. The unexpected visit by her muddy pawed granddog Barry couldn’t possibly upset it all. Could it?

But it does. Understanding breaks down between the young dog who loves burgers and his loving Nana who only wants him to eat the best food for puppies ‘designed by scientists.’ Barry disappears. Nana must join forces with all the O’Squirrels, Harold the archaeologist and a huge guineapig with bad burps to find the youngster. Will they be in time? Will Sparfield the guineapig eat all the furniture? And what about the prize for cabbages?

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Scruffy, Blizzard the Husky, Mawson and Gustav getting worried about missing Barry

As I read this delightful story about friends helping one another, I wanted to be young again so as to be able to read it with a child’s eyes. Or have a child at hand to read it to. I could almost hear the places where we would stop and exclaim at moments in the story and point to the illustrations (by Jessica McCarthy) . We would exclaim at different things, I’m sure, every time we read it, and there are many postive messages.

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If you like dogs, squirrels, guineapigs, burgers, and visits to Nanas you will enjoy reading this tale. (You don’t necessarily have to like cabbages.) And it’s only the first. There will be more.

Nana Scrappy is published by Olympia Books and is entirely suitable for young dogs, bears, guineapigs, squirrels, and all who love them.

Where to find it: Amazon, Olympia Books, Book Depository, and AbeBooks.com.

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Writer Bears aren’t afraid to ask for help

Dear fellow Baffled Ones,

While creating She Ran Away From Love, by Me, we bears discovered that to make a book just right, there must be lots of pondering, writing, editing and (shudder) revision.

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Frilly and Mawson Bear’s helper team keep learning about all it takes to make a book.

It was all so much that I keep falling into naps. But my helpers kept at it. They stopped sometimes to learn more about the things you have to do to take a book out to the wide bright world.

They made Important Phone Calls on the Important Green Phone. They fixed the cameras so as to make the pictures. They found out  what to do on the Bright-World-For-Bears-Web-Net.   It’s all so they can help me by telling everyone about ‘She Ran Away From Love. Because you have to do a lot of Stuff even though what you really want to do is to send little book of ponders with pictures in it out for everybody.

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It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is already out in the wide world. ‘This book made me smile. This book made my heart sing.’ Pauline Dewberry of thedailymews.com. ‘Heartwarming and poignant’. Jack Magnus of Readers Favourite.

You can  plonk your paw to order it here through Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place.

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Story Board Conference for ‘She Ran Away From Love’

Hello fellow Baffled Ones,

Director Scotland the Brave called a Conference. All the Pictures to be in my coming book got pondered about. Again. All the Words that go with the Pictures were talked about. Again. This is called (shudder) Revison and (gulp) Editing.

Frilly listened intently because she is the star.

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I already did much pondering for the Words and hopefully they are just right. But friends can sometimes see ways to better-rer. Err, make them better. The Words, not the friends. I don’t want to change my friends. They are already just right.

It’s altogether a deal of bother to make a book. There are the words. The naps. There are the pages. The covers. The naps. The conferences. More naps. Pots of coffee. Pots of honey … And now it’s all done! And you can also see the  the Words Frilly will say in She Ran Away From Love.

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It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is already out in the wide world. You can  plonk your paw to order it here through Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place..

“It’s a small book packed with big emotions. Mawson, the big-hearted, soul-searching teddy bear is here to help.” Cheryl Pasquier of Madhouse Family reviews.

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Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite.

It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, by Mawson, is a book for children of all ages written by Mawson Bear, who is otherwise known as Mark O’Dwyer.

A bear’s world is bright and shiny, and filled with infinite possibility, but sometimes waiting for that special someone to share the world with can be hard. Bears know that their someone is out there and on the way, and they can feel those hugs even before the awaited one is in sight. Bears love unreservedly and don’t seek to change their loved ones. And then they do the hardest thing of all, which is to watch those loved ones grow up and go out to explore their own expanding worlds, leaving their bears behind. But they do come back…usually, and share those adventures. And then, there’s the art of being oneself, of penning the perfect poem to celebrate me instead of us, which certain bears can do so well. And always the chance of being discovered once again.

Mawson Bear’s heartwarming and poignant book for children of all ages, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, will captivate anyone who’s shared a secret with their teddy bear or felt the comforting warmth of that furry presence in the bed on long dark nights. Mawson’s story is lyrical and compelling, and the illustrations which accompany the text are brilliant. Each image is cunningly composed and photographed to showcase the artist Bear in the best possible light and reveal both his personality and depth of emotion.

It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, by Mawson (available here) is most highly recommended. Five stars. This review has been copied from the Readers Favourite website.

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Where to find it:  You can  plonk your paw here to order it here through Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place.

Mawson’s next book is called ‘She Ran Away From Love’, and will be ready to be in your paws in 2019.

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Behind the Wardrobe. The making of She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson

Fellow Baffled Ones,
‘Wardrobe’ took a long time to finish ward-robing Frilly to get her ready for the photos in She Ran Away From Love. They looked at hats. They looked at clothes. They looked at bags. They looked at Props. Then they got out brushes and potions.

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Here she is with Tartan Scarf and Bonnet, bears of the Wardrobe, or is it bears of the Makeup? Frilly is being Wardrobed. Or being Made Up. It’s all very baffling because Frilly is already herself and she doesn’t need to be made up. (And she would rather not be put in a wardrobe. Unless its the Narnia one). But ‘Wardrobe’ kept on fussing. It seems you need the patience of a bear to be a star in photos. Anyway, it was just as well because the Tech Bears made an awful muddle out of fixing their cameras.

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It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is the first book by Me, Mawson. It would be grand if you could ask your friendly book shop to order one for you – and another one for a huggable friend. We bears love bookshops. You may need this enormous number:  ISBN 978-1-922200-44-0.

A meditation on the nature of love, missing, grieving, solace and healing. Thoughts on Bright World by Isobel Blackthorn, author of The Drago Tree and A Perfect Square.

Where to find it:  You can plonk your paw here to order it through Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place.

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Frilly’s fashionable hats in She Ran Away From Love

Fellow Baffled Ones,  I’ve asked Director Scotland the Brave, and it seems ‘Bears of the Wardrobe’ does not mean my fellow bears have wandered into Narnia. ‘Wardrobe’ is the job Scarf Bear and Bonnet are doing. They are dressing up Frilly for her scenes in She Ran Away From Love. Now they are deciding about hats.

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Scarf and Bonnet help Frilly with her hats and wardrobe for the book

I wrote hats into my book for Filly to wear but forgot to say what kind of hats because I’m not really a hat kind of bear (though I do fancy a nice bow tie). And we all know that if you are going to wear a hat then you need just the right hat.  So ‘Wardrobe’ are ward-robing away today with all sorts of hats. Frilly liked them so much she did not choose only one. You can see the ones she chose when you look at the book.

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Where to find It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, also by Me, Mawson:  You can plonk your paw here to order it through Book Depository  with free shipping all over the world. Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place.

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Script, Cameras, Action .. umm, Action?

Hello Fellow Baffled Ones,

There is a NEW book by Me, Mawson Bear. It’s called, She Ran Away From Love. It’s about a Quest and .. Well, you can see hints here.

It takes all sorts of fuss (between naps) to make a book. Much pondering was pondered by Me, Mawson, about The Words. Then we needed Pictures because it is a Picture Book For Grownups And Everybody. And the Tech Bears then came along with their cameras to make pictures.

The cameras aren’t working. Sigh

The camera bears are fixing the cameras.  Possibly.

Directors Chair 10 Props 2692But that was not the only delay. Frilly was ages with Tartan Scarf and Bonnet, bears of the Wardrobe.  Here you see them now choosing the Props to use in the photos when the photos get taken by the cameras that the camera bears are fixing (possibly). When you read the book you can see most of the props that are shown here. I wonder if you will spot them all.

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It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In  at Amazon and everywhere too. Or, ask your friendly book shop to order one for you – and another one for a  huggable friend.  For all of your huggable friends. Bears LOVE bookshops. And friends. Umm … You may need this enormous number:  ISBN 978-1-922200-44-0.

OR you can  plonk your paw here on Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also  Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com .

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Bravely Directing the scenes behind the scenes of She Ran Away From Love

Fellow Baffled Ones,  Our Tech Bears, Professor  Bree and helper Elliot Bear are having bothers with their cameras. They are looking at them a lot. They are taking bits out. They are putting bits back. But they are not taking photos.

So the making of the photos of the Behind-The-Scenes pictures of the scenes that are In The Scenes of the pages my new book .. umm .. where am I?  Well, making scenes of all sorts has stopped.

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Director Scotland the Brave chats with star Frilly while the Tech Bears check their cameras

Scotland the Brave is our Director. You can tell he’s the director because he got hold of the chair that says ‘Directors Chair’.

Scotland found it very hard to Direct while all the photo-making bears were taking the photo-making things apart and not making photos. Even though he had the chair. So he talked to our Star, Frilly, instead.  What about Me, Mawson Bea. I’m also in She Ran Away From Love. I sit on a lot of the pages. But Frilly is the star. That’s why the Director Bear is talking to her. Directors like to talk to the Stars.

The first book by Me, Mawson, is called It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In from Odyssey Books.  Why not ask your friendly book shop to order one for you – and another one for a  huggable friend.  Bears LOVE bookshops. Umm … You may need this enormous number:  ISBN 978-1-922200-44-0.  OR you can  plonk your paw to order it here through Book Depository (free shipping all over the bright world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com.

And She Ran Away From Love can be found at Amazon, dot com for pre-orders.

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About Mawson Bear’s Blob, err, Blog

From here, Fellow Baffled Ones, you can go to all the Toasts in my Blob.

(Whispered conference with my friends.) Errr, no, it seems that they are the POSTS in my BLOG. We hope you enjoy them with honey.

(Whispered conference.) And also, without honey, if you have no honey today.

Me, Mawson, Writer-Bear and my Baffled Bunch would like to also here say  thank all our new friends on the Botheration-Net, umm, the Plump World of Plush … errr, the World Wide Wonderful Webby Place.

There are artists, giraffes, dancers, poodles, photographers, ducks, gorillas, risk takers and girls who dare, Ellies and plumps and heffies, plushies, bunnies, lovers of oceans, squirrels, tricepatourous, musicians, gators, designers, sheep, geese, singers,owls, unicorns, frogs, and did we say BEARS?

There are writers, octopii, piglets, alpacas, more bears, book lovers, boosters, hippos, parrots, artisans, explorers and travellers, hamsters. And dawgs, bunnies, penguins, sloths, yetis, donkeys, lions, unicorns, potters and poets, and library-guarding-dragons. And so many other grand friends of every size, shape and stuffing! Thank you all for joining us.

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We, that’s Me, Mawson, one of this bright world’s very few published writer-bears, and my friends, and my guardian, bring you picture books suitable for all ages and for every shape and stuffing. They’re from Odyssey Books. My first book is called It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In 

My Guardian, Mark, has a web den too. It’s called Baffled Bear Books.
He talks there about my books and other books and writers and also books and more books too and more writers and stuff.  It gives him something to do while I’m napping. I nap a lot. Coz’ I’m a bear.

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She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson. The bears behind the scenes

Fellow Baffled Ones, we’re making extra pictures to tell the bright world all about the new book being written by Me, Mawson Bear, called She Ran Away From Love. It’s about a Quest.

These pictures are about making the pictures in the Book. They are behind-the-scenes pictures. It’s a baffling thing to say because we are all in the scenes that we’re making the scenes of .. behind of … Umm … No, we’re in the scenes that we are behind of so that we can be .. errr .. in them? Possibly?

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On the Set with director Scotland the Brave, Scruffy, Prof Bree, Bonnet, Frilly and Tartan

Scotland the Brave is boldly being Director. Scruffy is importantly doing important phone calls on the important green phone. Prof. Bree said she will also make moving pictures that go around. Just now the Thing-That-Goes-Around A-Lot is .. umm.. not going around.

Bonnet and Tartan Scarf Bear are being Wardrobe. Possibly this is something to do with Narnia? Today they help Frilly to choose The Explore Bag. The Explore Bag is very important in my story. Everyone wants the bag that gets the big role of Explore Bag to be just the right sort of bag. For exploring with.

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Choosing just the right bag to be the Explore Bag that Frilly will carry on her quest

She Ran Away From Love will be published by Publisher Obscura. They do fun and beautiful books for Grownups with pictures in them. The pictures are mostly in the books, not in the Grownups. Or behind them .. umm .. They make grand presents for Cubs as well as Grownups and for fellow bears and for everyone you know who appreciates Stuffing. The books make grand presents. Not the cubs.

You will see Me, Mawson, in the book. But the star is our Frilly. To keep getting news about Frilly, plonk your paw on the Follow Button.

It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In  is already finished. Ask your friendly book shop to order one for you – and another one for a  huggable friend.  For all of your huggable friends. Bears LOVE bookshops. And friends. Umm … You may need this enormous number:  ISBN 978-1-922200-44-0.

OR you can  plonk your paw here on Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also  Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com .

“It’s a small book packed with big emotions. Mawson, the big-hearted, soul-searching teddy bear is here to help.” Cheryl Pasquier of Madhouse Family reviews.

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Suitable Gifts for Writer-Bears

Fellow Baffled Ones of this befuddled but bright world, It’s Me, Mawson, writer-bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In. You may be baffled about what to give a writer (or bear) for a gift.

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Here’s Me and I happen to have some presents. What could they be?
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Oh this is grand. A pen! Just the gift for a writer. This one is, let me see, fire-hardened she-oak. Wonderful.

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What could this one be? It feels sort of feathery. Plump Sleeping Bears! It’s a … it’s a ..

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It’s a plume! It’s a plume for pluming words! A big feathered pen. A quill. My goodness.

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I am a lucky bear. No writer can leave a plume like that alone. I’m going to plume some words right away.

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Oh yes, I can feel my ponders going all the way down this errr quill plume pen thingy straight to the paper. Pens make grand gifts for writers. And for this writer-bear.

Remember, bears, no taking of feathers from the birds who grew them without permission. Not even for plumes. That’s most important

Our book is from Publisher Obscura which does fun and beautiful books for grownups. It’s an imprint of Odyssey Books.

“Just pure magic”. Susan Hampson, Reviewer on Books from Dawn to Dusk about It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In.

“It’s a small book packed with big emotions. Mawson, the big-hearted, soul-searching teddy bear is here to help.” Cheryl Pasquier of Madhouse Family reviews.

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Heart of Brass, by Felicity Banks, first of the Antipodean Queen series

Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks is published by Odyssey Books , “where books are an adventure”. This book certainly is an adventure! AND you get a bonus story in a Choose Your Own Adventure supplement. More about that soon.

Society doesn’t allow young men to marry science experiments.

Straight from that first line we steam into enormous fun. Emmeline Muchamore needs to marry and fast to save her family from penury. But ..

Mrs Dawes was unlikely to appreciate the sight of her perspective daughter in law steaming violently from between the breasts.

Our heroine must take action to prevent this, understandably, as any well-bred young lady would, but what she does is disastrous. In just one day she plunges from the eligible ranks of London’s high society to a grim prison ship.

(From the Blurb). “She is unable to explain her actions without revealing she has a steam-powered heart, so she is arrested for theft and transported to Victoria, Australia – right in the midst of the Gold Rush.”

To keep her brass heart a secret Miss Muchamore adopts one desperate measure after another. She is even forced to associate with, sniff, an Irish currency lad, Patrick. What a come-down for a British lady. But through it all, equipped with her probability parasol, her very special pet rats and her affinity with the mysterious properties of metals, our Emmeline hangs firmly on to her bonnet.

This new horizon was mine. It just didn’t know it yet.

Felicity Banks has created a heroine whose foibles and prejudices only add to her strengths. I loved the droll lines delivered on every page. Readers might also become intrigued by the pivotal events in (non-steampunk) Australian history referenced in this rollicking story. A special mention too for Elijah Toten, artist of the eye-catching cover.

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Mawson: Let’s see. Balloons, portmanteau, bonnets, goggles? Yes. Bushranger aeronaut and Barry the Horse? Yes. The Southern Cross? Hmm, it looks a bit small.

The second book in the Antipodean Queen series is Silver and Stone “Emmeline, Matilda, and Patrick have sworn to rescue Patrick’s mother from the infamous Female Factory prison, but when a vengeful police officer tracks down their hideout, things get worse fast.”

Magic in the Mail: Emmeline’s Empire also puts you in the world of Emmeline Muchamore. “It’s a tale of secrets, hope, aeronauts, lighthouses, first love, and fruit ices for all.”

Felicity Banks has also written Monster Apprentice.
“When pirates threaten the tiny hidden island of Luar, Dance knows her home has only one hope of survival”.

After the Flag Fell, by Felicity Banks

With Heart of Brass, you also get a second book. Yes, two for the price of one, more in fact, because After the Flag Fell is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style bonus which picks up after the exciting finale of Heart of Brass. YOU can choose what fate befalls the characters! There are all sorts of scenarios to act out. Mawson Bear’s Guardian spent another two hours engrossed in the possibilities – meeting terrible fates too often and going back to make new decisions and try again for a nicer ending.

As for Mawson Bear’s Baffled Bunch: as you can see by plonking a paw here, once they were inspired by After the Flag Fell they Got-Up-To-Things all over the house when no-one was looking.

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Magic In The Mail, created by Felicity Banks

FELICITY BANKS, creator of Emmeline Muchamore, heroine of the Antipodean Queen Series, also writes Interactive Fiction where you not only read but, as the term suggests, you also get involved. It’s a different and absorbing way of reading, and its suitable for all ages.

There are adventures, murder mysteries (Murder in the Mail) and magical ones. The stories arrive in your mail and you also receive the beautiful artworks which provide the clues you need. Isn’t it grand to get things in the post! And YOU have to work things out. You can even talk to other readers on a forum and share your thoughts about the clues.

One of Mawson Bear’s Baffled friends is nervously getting ready to appear in one of the pictures you will get when you read and play the new mystery called ..

Magic in the Mail: Feuding Fae 

“This is a tale of two missing magical creatures; a phoenix and a water dragon. The missing ones have left a trail of art behind them. Can you help find them before it’s too late?”

You can see examples of the artwork and fuller explanations at Felicity’s Home on the Web right here.

Magic in the Mail: Emmeline’s Empire puts you in the steampunk world of Emmaline Muchamore. “It’s a tale of secrets, hope, aeronauts, lighthouses, first love, and fruit ices for all.”

If you have already struck gold (and brass, aluminium and iron*) with Felicity Bank’s Heart of Brass you will know it includes a bonus story called After the Flag Fell.  This is also a Choose Your Own Adventure style story. YOU make choices on behalf on the characters and see what fate will befall them.

When Mawson Bear’s Baffled Bunch got their paws on Heart of Brass and After the Flag Fell they were so inspired that they were Getting-Up-To-Things all over the house when no-one was looking.

You too could become excited by the whole idea of Interactive Stories!

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Scotland the Brave tries towing the basket to get it airborne. Hilda Bear hangs on to her bonnet.

In one of their scenarios, Wombat the Bushranger Aeronaut tries yet again to get the balloon airborne. Scotland The Brave, equipped with aluminium vest*,  has volunteered to tow it up with his steam truck.  Will our brave bunch have enough balloons? Will Scottie’s  truck get up enough steam? Will Hilda lose her hat? Will Barry the Horse fall out of the basket? Truth to tell, Scottie and Hilda don’t actually have counterparts in Heart of Brass but they excitedly got involved anyway.

*Aluminium and all the metals have particular properties in the steam punk universe of Heart of Brass. All of us in this house now want to have our own brass goggles!

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